Father, I praise and thank You for the power of Your Word and Holy Spirit to fulfill the ministry that each of us have received from You. Work in and through us to pray, care, and share Christ with each of our neighbors.
Lord, surround my neighbors with godly friends that point them to you. “Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.”
“Father, I praise and thank You for Your faithfulness in us that we can hold true to what You have saved us to be and do. Grace our neighbors to know this abundance and victory in Christ.”
We are pleased to announce that Pastor Siimon Haamer will speak this Sunday at Union Lutheran Church. Pastor Haamer first visited Union in 2019.
From Pastor Haamer:
I’m myself a third generetion lutheran pastor and I’m representing a family that has been sharing word of God for Estonian people already almost throughout a century despite of persecution and hardships that we as Christians experienced under Soviet occupation during 50 years after WW 2. Because of atheistic Soviet regime Christian contnuity was cut on our country. Our goal is to tie these broken connnections again and to proclaim word of God in Estonia for generations to come. For this purpose we have launched Christian college Tartu Academy of Theology and Christian outreach center Home of Hope.
Following is a short description of our activities and achievements that are changing lives in Estonia today:
132 bachelor and master students currently learning at Tartu Academy and Lutheran Seminary
20 new bachelor and master students admitted this autumn
200 students attending Bible School during three years
21,500 calls have been made to the Pastoral Care 24/7 telephone line during the last 20 months
About 80 young people participate in various youth events
600 people have visited Home of Hope to attend various seminars and conferences
Christian radio, located at Home of Hope, broadcasts throughout a 1.5-2 million square mile area
Our Pastoral Care Center is having good co-operation with local governments and is offering pastoral care for Estonian people.
Here are some resources for you in order to get more information about Estonia and our mission work:
Our website address is tatest.org.
Our Facebook address is facebook.com/simonvsgoliath.
“Bless your neighbor”…for a couple of weeks now I have shared prayers and Bible passages inviting you to lift your neighbors up in prayer.
This is an intentional way to become a Light for Christ in your neighborhood.
Lord, allow my prayers for my neighbors to inspire them to never stop praying and be thankful in all circumstances. “Pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
Lord, I pray that my neighbors will come to You so that they may be a new creation. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
Lord, help me do all that I can to live in peace with my neighbors. If any neighbor has wronged me, give me the strength to forgive them. “Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”
Inspire my neighbors to live righteous lives so that their prayers will be heard. “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer…”
Jesus, I ask that hope fill every man, woman, and child in my neighborhood. Let them come to fear You and not the things of this world. “The LORD delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love.”